Reve Diamonds Blog

  1. September 20, 2017

    The Difference Between Platinum and 18k White Gold

    Platinum and 18k White Gold are the two most commonly used metals for the setting of engagement rings, wedding rings and other pieces of jewelry. Whilst these two metals may have a very similar appearance, they do have unique benefits and proprieties that are very important to compare and consider when deciding upon the choice of metal for your valued piece of jewelry. The main factors to consider is the difference between Platinum and 18k White Gold in terms of purity, appearance, weight and comfort during wear, durability, scratching during wear, and of course comparative cost of both metals.

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  2. September 20, 2017

    The Differences Between Gold Variants and Platinum

    Precious metals are widely used in making jewelry from diamond rings to bracelets to earrings and cufflinks. The most well-known and widely used in the jewelry industry are gold, silver and platinum. The definition of a precious metal is one that is deemed to be rare and therefore have a high monetary value. Precious metals are naturally occurring metallic chemical elements that are less reactive than their sister group, Noble Metals. Due to their high patina, they beautifully complement diamonds as the light bounces off the metallic surface which gives a striking and radiant shine. They are also pliable and flexible which allows for metals such as White, Rose or Yellow gold to be formed. Whilst the diamond within a ring is undoubtedly the focus of the piece, it is the color, weight and quality of the band on which the diamond is set that is an equally important factor to consider when choosing a ring. Therefore before you decide on a band, we strongly suggest that you know the differences between some of the most popular precious metals used for ring bands, their durability and aftercare – namely of 18 karat white gold, 18 karat yellow gold and platinum which are the precious metals that we recommend for diamond jewelry. 

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